bookcover with two medallions

carved, painted and gilded wood
Tibet, 12th-13th cent.
69 x 23,5 x 3 cm.

In the two medallions and around are the eight auspicious symbols (Astamangala).

The form and gilding of the decoration isĀ  derived directly from the India Pala-covers, made for the Tibetan market. Also the carved circles are an indication for an early date.



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